Sexual Positions for Sports Injury?

Dark Muse Dark Muse
A few weeks ago I partially tore two tendons in my ankle--the Achilles and the anterior fibular tendon--which has left me in a lot of pain. I've been staying off my ankle as much as possible in order to allow it to heal naturally without surgery (doctor's advice). However, this has left me with a rather stiff calf/shin, and a boring sex life (especially since I ended up overworking the injury this past weekend, making it worse).

The problem is being on my knees for some time puts a lot of pressure on the muscles in my lower leg, leading to cramping, pain, and the oh so pleasant charlie horse while making love. (Keeping my foot flat puts too much tension on the AFT, while flexing the foot tenses the Achilles.) My partner and I have been doing a lot of missionary as of late, which is getting extremely boring.

Other than buying support aids, do you have any advice? Can you think of any good positions to take the pressure off? We are willing to get pretty creative at this point! In particular something that keeps the female in control is preferable, but all I can think of tend to involve painful positions for me (kneeling or squatting). Advice would be great!
05/26/2009
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Boxers Over Briefs Boxers Over Briefs
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Originally posted by Dark Muse
A few weeks ago I partially tore two tendons in my ankle--the Achilles and the anterior fibular tendon--which has left me in a lot of pain. I've been staying off my ankle as much as possible in order to allow it to heal naturally without surgery ... More
The first thing that comes to mind is having him sit in a chair. You can straddle him, and if the chair is high enough this would take the pressure off your legs... but I don't know how much control you'll have.

You can also try standing - grab the back of his neck, and have him hold your legs under the knees so you don't have to hold on with your legs.

If you're willing to give up control, you can lie face down with your legs together, and he can straddle you and enter you from there. Like doggie, but laying down and with the woman's legs closed. I've only tried this once, so I can't completely vouch for this position, but it seemed to work pretty well.
05/26/2009
DreamyLove DreamyLove
Quote:
Originally posted by Dark Muse
A few weeks ago I partially tore two tendons in my ankle--the Achilles and the anterior fibular tendon--which has left me in a lot of pain. I've been staying off my ankle as much as possible in order to allow it to heal naturally without surgery ... More
I'd bring your issues up to your doctor on your next visit, or if you're in alot of discomfort or pain, call and make and appointment and discuss your issues with them then.
05/26/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Boxers Over Briefs
The first thing that comes to mind is having him sit in a chair. You can straddle him, and if the chair is high enough this would take the pressure off your legs... but I don't know how much control you'll have.

You can also try ... More
The sitting in the chair position is great, provided the chair is constructed properly.

Also, pillows and sex furniture are your very best friends. I know Essin' Em (at the blog Sexuality Happens) has a lot of trouble with her knees, and the Liberator Scoop apparently helped out a lot with that.
05/26/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by Boxers Over Briefs
The first thing that comes to mind is having him sit in a chair. You can straddle him, and if the chair is high enough this would take the pressure off your legs... but I don't know how much control you'll have.

You can also try ... More
I can vouch for the flat-on-your-stomach variation of doggie. I've got back problems, and we discovered it in a search for positions that wouldn't put strain on my back. While you don't have much control in this position, you can sandwich a vibrator between you and the bed, and he can vary the angle and depth by entering from a squatting, kneeling, "proposal" kneeling (one knee up, one knee down), or prone position.

For putting you in a position of more control, you can try try edge-of-the-bed positions, with him standing. You can actually vary the angle and depth of penetration by yourself quite a bit by changing the angle of your pelvis, moving your legs (which he can support), and thrusting against him if you can brace yourself (by grabbing the mattress, putting your hands against the wall/headboard/any vertical surface). If this is an option, you may want to put your ankle in a wrap or brace (if you aren't already) for the duration, to keep it from flopping around.

Good luck, and I hope it heals well and quickly! Maneuvering sex around injuries is no fun.
05/29/2009
Dark Muse Dark Muse
Thanks for the suggestions! Now I really want to try them out. Unfortunately, I may be needing surgery, since even my ankle brace isn't really helping anymore. *sigh* It really doesn't help with maintaining the mood. Oh well. It's not like I'll be dancing 6 hours a day any time soon, so it should have plenty of time to heal now.
05/29/2009
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Dark Muse
A few weeks ago I partially tore two tendons in my ankle--the Achilles and the anterior fibular tendon--which has left me in a lot of pain. I've been staying off my ankle as much as possible in order to allow it to heal naturally without surgery ... More
This DOES involve spending some money, but there are a BUNCH of Liberator Pillows and I have used them after shoulder and knee surgery. I still have another shoulder and knee to go, and so I have gotten a lot of help from those "shapes". Plus, they are fun when NOT injured too!!!! Go to the page of those pillows, and LOOK at the positions they offer. Do it with your partner and you can have fun deciding what might work to avoid pressure on the areas you are having pain in. Now I realize you said, in your post, "other then buying support aids"....but these pillows really are NOT just something you will use when hurt...they are really an addition to your toy chest you will treasure for years...so that is why I strongly suggest them. They are great. Regardless...injury is simply NOT fun and I hope you feel MUCH better...soon.
06/22/2011
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